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28 February 2019 | News,Rural Life
Group aims to raise £3m to roll out broadband in rural areas

A community-led initiative which brings superfast broadband to rural communities is aiming to raise £3 million through investment crowdfunding. Bro...


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28 February 2019 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Cattle,News
Woman who kept cattle in poor conditions fined over £1,400

A woman has been ordered to pay over £1,400 after pleading guilty to animal welfare offences and failure to dispose of fallen livestock. Margaret D...


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27 February 2019 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,Government,News,NFU
Arable farmers struggle to plan ahead due to Brexit uncertaity

The continued uncertainty surrounding Brexit is now impacting the grain trade, the NFU has warned, with British arable businesses struggling to plan a...


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27 February 2019 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,News
Volunteer crops main cause of elevated erucic acid levels in OSR

Elevated levels of erucic acid in double-low oilseed rape (OSR) crops are most likely to be the result of crop contamination by high or elevated eruci...


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27 February 2019 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Animal Health,News,Rural Life
Inquiry looks at firework ban amid concerns over animal welfare

An inquiry has been launched into fireworks law, including the case for a ban on public sale and use, following concerns that they are a fire hazard a...


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27 February 2019 | Animal Health,News,Pigs
Scottish pig industry unites to eradicate endemic disease

The Scottish pig industry are working together to fight a debilitating and costly disease first seen in herds in 1992, becoming the single most import...


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27 February 2019 | Animal Health,Cattle,Dairy,News
Researchers to use supercomputers to predict bovine TB status in cows

Livestock scientists have been awarded over £330,000 for a project which will use supercomputers to predict bovine TB in dairy cows. It is used reg...


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27 February 2019 | Finance,News,Renewables and Environment
Scheme looks to private markets for farmers to fund green services

A new scheme which creates private markets for ecosystem services in a bid to fund farmers' work in improving the environment could be expanded to inc...


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27 February 2019 | Dairy,Finance,News,Produce
Cheesemakers crowdfund £15k to defeat new raw milk guidelines

Cheesemakers have launched a campaign to raise £15,000 to pay for legal fees for a judicial review into the legality of new guidance which could make ...


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27 February 2019 | News,Renewables and Environment
Green campaign relaunches as 'Championing the Farmed Environment'

The Campaign for the Farmed Environment has relaunched as Championing the Farmed Environment to focus on the green benefits farmers deliver. The pa...


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27 February 2019 | Animal Health,Meat,News
Antimicrobials used to treat animal to human diseases are now 'less effective'

Antimicrobials used to treat diseases that can be transmitted between animals and humans are becoming less effective. The findings are in a new rep...


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27 February 2019 | Government,News,NFU
NFU says possibility of prolonged Brexit uncertainty is 'unacceptable'

The NFU has reacted to the possibility of an Article 50 extension by saying it is 'unacceptable' for farm businesses to remain in constant uncertainty...


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27 February 2019 | Animal Health,Meat,News,Organic,Produce
Halal meat can't be labelled organic, EU's top court rules

Halal and kosher meat cannot be labelled 'organic' as the practices do not place high emphasis on the animals' welfare, the EU's top court has ruled. ...


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26 February 2019 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News,Sheep
More than 200 sheep die after lorry overturns in Scotland

Over 200 sheep have died after a livestock lorry transporting them overturned on the A76 in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. The crash happened on ...


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26 February 2019 | Education,News
Consultation launched on new guidelines to promote food education

Producers of school resources are urged to have their say on new voluntary guidelines which aim to promote food and farming resources in schools. A...



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26 February 2019 | News,Produce,Renewables and Environment
Researchers call for 'Sustainable Intensification' of British farms

A new study illustrating how British farms could produce more food while also supporting wildlife has been described as a “win-win” for farmers, consu...


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26 February 2019 | News,Rural Life
Female sheep dog sold for record-breaking £14.7k at UK auction

A working sheepdog bitch in the UK has sold for a record-breaking £14,700 at an auction in North Yorkshire. Northumberland shepherdess and media st...


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26 February 2019 | News,Renewables and Environment
Mitigation measures for farmers as beavers given protected status

Mitigation measures have been introduced for Scottish farms as the government adds the Eurasian beaver on the protected species list. The Eurasian ...


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26 February 2019 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News,Rural Life
NI farmers' views needed on police effectiveness with fighting crime

A survey has been launched to gain understanding of how Northern Irish farmers view rural crime and the official response they receive when reporting ...


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26 February 2019 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,News
Project to link tech with knowledge to deliver greater advice for farmers

A new project has been launched which aims to look at how technologies can be linked with knowledge to deliver a greater level of advice to farm busin...


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26 February 2019 | News,Products,Sheep
Sheep farmers urge National Trust to use wool for fleeces

Sheep farmers have urged the National Trust to use wool as an alternative to its synthetic fleeces which are worn by its 10,000 employees. The char...


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26 February 2019 | News,Produce,Supermarkets
Major beef processing company launches vegan burger

A beef processing company which works with 35,000 farmers has launched a vegan burger to appeal to 'meat reducers and non-meat eaters'. ABP Food Gr...


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26 February 2019 | News,Pigs,Produce,Supermarkets
Over 450 jobs at risk as major meat plant faces closure

More than 450 jobs are at risk at one of the UK's largest meat processing companies which supplies retailer Marks and Spencer. Tulip Ltd, which has...


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26 February 2019 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News,Sheep
Farmer fed up with sheep worrying warns 'dogs will be shot'

WARNING - THE FOLLOWING ARTICLE CONTAINS GRAPHIC IMAGES A farmer who has had enough with livestock worrying has warned that any dogs off their lead...


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25 February 2019 | Finance,News,Rural Life
Charity sees 171% increase in funds given to farmers in Jan 2019

A farming charity has seen a 171 percent increase in funds given to working farmers in January 2019. In January this year, the Royal Agricultural B...


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25 February 2019 | News,Renewables and Environment
Farmers react with anger to pan-Wales 'NVZ type' regulations

Farmers have described Welsh government plans to introduce a pan-Wales 'Nitrate Vulnerable Zone' (NVZ) type regulations as 'disastrous' for the livest...


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25 February 2019 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News,Sheep
Dog attacks on livestock remain at historic record high

Livestock worrying claims fell in 2018 but attacks remain at a historic record high, new figures from NFU Mutual shows. Rural insurer NFU Mutual es...



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